Monthly Archives: May 2011

Writers helping Joplin, MO

Tweet UPDATE!!! Thanks to you, we raised $4,000 in four days for the Red Cross efforts in MO!! I really appreciate everyone pitching in. Will be announcing the raffle winners in a few days. You all know of the devastation that hit Joplin, MO. Folks are still looking for loved ones. Those who survived the […]
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BEA round-up

Tweet Three days breathing Javitz Center air have left me feeling a little delirious. But before I self-medicate by planting flowers and working out at the gym, let me share a few BEA pics with you. (pic from Mitali Perkins Twitter feed) Mitali Perkins, Jennifer Donnelly and I did a good job representing YA books […]
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Running hero!

Tweet One of the highlights of BEA so far has been an early morning run in Central Park with Christopher McDougall, author of the life-changing book, BORN TO RUN. He is a super-nice guy!! (If you’ve ever thought of running, you need to read this book!)
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Help me help Joplin, MO

Tweet I am so horrified by the destruction in Joplin, MO, that I am following the enlightened example of Maureen Johnson and am auctioning off a manuscript critique. All of the proceeds will be donated to Shelter Box USA. They do good work for people in need. I’ll blog with more details later, but right […]
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Art Auction + Free Speech = Winning

Tweet BEA – the ginormous annual publishing conference – is just around the corner. I’ll be there Monday- Thursday, and plan on having a Very Good Time Indeed. One of the coolest things at BEA is the Silent Auction. This takes place Wednesday night. The best illustrators in the business such as David Diaz, Mo […]
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Bookseller Love!!

Tweet Happy Birthday to my favorite (and my local) bookstore, River’s End Bookstore in Oswego, NY. This week is the store’s 13th birthday, which they are celebrating by unveiling their e-commerce site. The owners of the store, Bill Reilly and Mindy Ostrow, have made a tremendous difference to the culture of Oswego and to the […]
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